Monday, December 17, 2012

Sick Brofur

Our older brofur, Junior, is sick.  Some of you already know this if you are on FB.  Friday night when Meowm got home she noticed vomit in a few places, so she checked us out and Junior was the one who was not acting normal.  So she started watching him close.  He got up, vomited and went to use hte litterbox.  Well what Meowm saw in the litterbox when he was done was not comforting, it bloody and had lots of mucus.  So Meowm watched him even closer.  A few hours later, the same thing happened, only more in the litterbox this time.  So Meowm got VERY concerned and started calling ER vets, but had money issues with them.  So she posted a not on the CWB on FB and RumbleMom responded and then IM'd with Meowm.  RumbleMom offered to help Meowm with moneys so she scooped Junior up and off they went. 

At the vet they did the initial exam and then let Meowm know what they thought they could do.  They suggested bloodwork, a fecal exam, a shot for nausea and a shot for diarrhea, plus IV fluids.  Well, the cost was more than Meowm and RumbleMom combined could do, so Meowm opted for the shots and fluids, since they didn't think he was in immediate danger.  They also ended up sending Meowm home with some antibiotics. 

So the next morning, Junior was still acting the same with the exception of no vomiting.  He was still very lethargic and when Meowm checked the litterbox there was the ugliness again.  Meowm called
our regular vet and made an appointment.  She took baby Jan with them and got her tested for FIV/FELV and she is negative. 

Junior got bloodwork done and his temperature taken again and it was still at the level it had been at the ER vet.  Bloodwork showed weirdness for TBIL and another one that Meowm doesn't recall, but no high white blood cell count.  The vet said it could be liver related or pancreas related and they wanted to keep him to get him started on IV fluids and IV antibiotics and they scheduled an ultrasound for this morning.

So we have been waiting, and purring on Meowm because her has cried many tears.  I, Sammy, don't miss him as much because, well, he doesn't like me very much.  But Orion seems to be missing him a bit.  He has been sleeping in the bed that Junior was using and Meowm just thinks he is a bit sad without him.  Course the baby is clueless.

We will let you know what we find out, when we find out.

~~Sammy and Orion

UPDATE:  The vet just called.  Junior was doing worse last night so the vet went back in.  She took re ran the bloodwork and it is still ver simialr to what it was.  She did x-rays and found some thickening of his intestines and some lumps that may be swollen lymph nodes.  The ultrasound will not be done till after 3 today.  And his temeperature is back up, higher than it was before.


Blogger Cheysuli and gemini said...

We have had our motors on high for Junior and hope that he is starting to do better.

December 17, 2012 9:16 AM  
Blogger Fuzzy Tales said...

We've got our purr motors revved up to high too, for Junior. We purray that all will be well, that he'll be home soon and that this is something easy to deal with. Paws crossed.

December 17, 2012 9:18 AM  
Blogger Katnip Lounge said...

13 big purrs from all of us for Junior! Poor guy, we hope he feels better soon. Blessings to Rumblemum.

December 17, 2012 9:19 AM  
Blogger ButterBean said...

We is purring hard for you over here - we know all about fast and bad medical stuffs - trust in your vet they will do the right thing - head bumps

December 17, 2012 9:25 AM  
Blogger Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Of khourse, I've had my paws khrossed since we saw the news on FB -

Sibe Vibes being sent to ALL of woo -


December 17, 2012 9:32 AM  
Blogger ra husky said...

All our prayers furiends,

RA, Isis & NanĂ¼k

December 17, 2012 9:36 AM  
Blogger Marilia said...


December 17, 2012 9:39 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

We are all purring and praying for sweet Junior, come on pal, you can beat this thing.

December 17, 2012 10:55 AM  
Blogger Random Felines said...

oh no....we are purring for Junior and all of you.....

December 17, 2012 12:28 PM  
Anonymous Sparkle said...

I am sending MANY purrs Junior's way! I hope the vets can help whatever is making him so sick. PLEASE keep us posted!

December 17, 2012 12:56 PM  
Blogger Tober the Cat said...

I'm purring and purring for Junior. I hope everything turns out A-OK.

December 17, 2012 2:19 PM  
Blogger Barb and TheDailyGs said...

Oh, honey I'm so sorry. I was hoping he'd be much better by now. Bless his little heart. Prayers and purrs from alla the Gs.

December 17, 2012 2:32 PM  
Blogger TK and Squashies said...

Oh Junior, please, please, please get better! We are purring and purring that him comes home as his old-self furry soon!
We are also purring fur Meowm, because we knows how her feels.
Love, TK

December 17, 2012 3:35 PM  
Blogger Fenris and Family said...

We are sending healing purrs and have our paws crossed for Junior. We hopes he gets to feeling better soon.

December 17, 2012 5:34 PM  
Blogger Amber DaWeenie said...

I'm sending Junior some quiet woofs and lots of good vibes. Hope you're feeling better real soon. Our pack has all paws crossed for you.

December 17, 2012 6:06 PM  
Blogger Katz Tales said...

Oh poor Junior! We're purring for him. And you.

December 17, 2012 6:08 PM  
Blogger Diamond said...

We are very concerned about Junior, an old friend of our departed Guardian Diamond. We can't purr, but our swishing our tails for him.
Dawn (Shubunkin) for The Pond Fish

December 17, 2012 6:10 PM  
Blogger Kari said...

Our prayers and purrs are with Junior during this difficult time and we will pray for him until he is well again.
We are with you all the way, dear boy.

December 17, 2012 6:27 PM  
Blogger Tillie and Georgia said...

We are sorry to hear about Junior.
We are sending BIG purrs and hope they help him. Purrs of comfort for you.
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

December 17, 2012 6:56 PM  
Blogger The Cat From Hell said...

Oh Dear!
We is purraying furry hard for Junior! And we is sending your Mommy comforting purrs.

December 17, 2012 9:33 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

We are purring, purring and purring for you handsome Junior. We won't stop either.

December 18, 2012 4:16 AM  

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